The All Progressive Congress' (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) and the party’s Senate Caucus are close to a truce on the controversial election sequence crisis.

The truce was reached after a three-hour meeting between members of the NWC and senators on Wednesday.

Senate Leader Ahmed Lawan told reporters after the meeting that many issues tearing the party apart including the controversy over election sequence were discussed.

He said the party would soon constitute a caucus, comprising members of the executive, the legislature, governors and the party leadership, to resolve pending issues.


“When you have everybody on the same page, you would have reduced misunderstanding to its barest level or eliminated it completely. There may be times when there will be disagreements. Such disagreements must not be allowed to become a clog in the wheel of progress.

“The idea of bringing everybody to the table is to ensure that we are able to resolve any issues; issues at party, National Assembly and at the executive levels and with some of our governors. Should there be any issue, we should be able to discuss and dispense with it as quickly as possible.

“The discussions centered around so many things, including the issue of election sequence. We are coming to a situation where that can be resolved. We are hoping that as soon as that caucus is constituted, this kind of issue will easily be addressed and resolved.

“This is our government. This is our administration. We should not be fighting dirty in the public. If we have misunderstanding, we should be able to deal with it inside our house. It is not as if a political party will not have problems, what makes the difference is for the political party to manage such challenges that will arise from time to time. We are on top of the situation. We are going to resolve all our problems.”

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